I hope Crean falls due to the slippery surface caused by his bangs sweating.
Man Indiana looks like they've never seen a zone. What have they been doing all week?
Yogi Ferrel looks itty bitty out there
Does Tom Crean seriously not know how to coach against a zone?
has been playing like they're expecting to get beat the last few games
That was a terrible shot by Zeller. It dd go down though.
zeller is a bitch when he has someone big on him
damn this game is ugly
Crean is such a douche that I wouln't mind seeing IU lose, and from the looks of their difficulty in figuring out Syracuse's zone, it might just happen.
we didn't use a zone against these assholes?
You have to remember, Syracuse always plays a 2-3 zone. It's what they work on all year. They're going to be a lot better running it than a predominantly man team will be.
Syracuse is only up by 11 and IU has 11 or 12 TO's already? I'd figure they'd be up by at least 15.
Syracuse's 2-3 zone is not a typical zone. They extend their zone way out, so they pressure on the perimeter. You don't get many open threes with their zone.
They have to get Zeller in the middle of it and have him hit those free throw jumpers to soften up that zone. He looks overmatched when they try to post him up.
WTH are they doing? "Coach! It's like they're guarding a certain area instead of just a guy! What do we do?!"
I wasn't aware you could touch Zeller without being called for a foul. This is different.
leaning towards an all Big East Elite 8 in the East Region right now
as Jim Boeheim has never been known to run the 2-3 zone.
Well in fairness, it has only been a few decades.
Syracuse playing exactly how I expected them to in the Tourney...very well.
The Big East is a grind too and I think that was getting the best of them throughout the season. They're on point now.
I'd LOL so hard if MU got into the Fzinal Four and not IU
that douche Crean getting schooled by Boeheim
Well, this game has been awesome so far.
indiana looks horrible.. hope michigan is looking at this.. gotta come out strong
Joe Lunardi just proved his college hoops intelligence with this nuggent in the ESPN live chat: "Does anyone realize (I didn't) that a potential Cuse-Marq regional final is a Committee error?"
Teams from the same conference can play in the regional finals. That's the earliest they can play unless a conference sends more than eight teams to the tournament. UM-OSU in 1992 is a relevant example of that.
I think he's arguing that you shouldn't have a 3-4 from a conference in the same bracket when you have a 7-8 in another (ND - Pitt). He's saying that the top 4 highest seeded Big East teams should have each been located in separate regionals
Pitt came in next, followed by Syracuse. The logic makes sense, but even by using that, Syracuse falls out of the top 4. Confused. Joey Brackets needs to explain himself.
I can see Indiana struggling with the zone but the extent to which they have struggled and the fact that Syracuse is making quite a few of their shots is surprising.
give a shit about the Lasalle v Wichita game?
so I'll just say yay, Hoosiers are sucking
Indiana looks like they watched the Marquette/Miami game, celebrated their inevitable easier road to the Final Four, and completely forgot that they're playing the second best team in the entire East region.
Oladipo has been struggling at the line but he's getting good looks. Nobody on Indiana can shoot right now.
So we should just always play a zone against indiana every time we play them because apparently nobody ever taught crean how to play against it.
Crean to Syracuse, "YOU'RE RUINING OUR PROGRAM!"
Have size, length and athleticism. Indiana is small across the board compared to Cuse especially Yogi and Hulls.
We briefly broke out the 1-3-1 in Bloomington. It backfired.
That above that rim camera turns the jersey from orange to red
How do you bang your head, bleed from your head, and not get forced to the lockerroom for evaluation? They must only be concerned about bloody jerseys.
Considering how poorly they played, IU wouldn't be complaining if they have a single digit deficit at the half.
I really despise Watford's Al-Queda beard.
then the terrorists win. Trey Burke is a true American
The subtle racism combined with the misspelling of Al-Qaeda and the dig on Indiana makes this a truly fine post.
No, Al-Queda is the new name for Pancho Villa's Banditos. However, instead of the bad guys having beards they all sport curly mustachios.
Pretty sure Al-Qaeda is not a race.
They're not a great shooting team, so just make them keep making shots and run before the D gets set. They're not going to win playing a half court game.
Rachel is a dirty girl.
I'd paint the walls with her shit.
Should be up by more than 12. IU didn't have a clue in the 1st half. I expect a much improved performance in the 2nd half.
Why is Gottlieb on the main group?
per Doug Gottlieb